[OSGeo-Conf] Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G Denver update: sponsorship, logo, web site

Peter Batty peter.batty at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 13:28:23 EST 2010

Hi Adrian, some good questions here and a good list of items for us to
consider. I have my own thoughts on all of them but would like to discuss
with the rest of the organizing team a little more before responding - will
get back to you sometime early in the new year.


On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 6:43 AM, Adrian Custer <acuster at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 2010-12-21 at 09:31 -0700, Peter Batty wrote:
> > The organizing committee has been working away on various tasks for
> > next September’s FOSS4G conference in Denver. We now have sponsorship
> > details sorted out – you can download the brochure at
> > http://bit.ly/gbWbey (PDF). We are offering a 10% discount for any
> > sponsors who commit by the end of January.
> Hello Peter,
> Thanks to all of you for your work on FOSS4g2011!
> Some questions below about whether you have settled on an explicit focus
> for your conference. It seems your choices during your organization work
> will invariably influence the nature of this conference as mainly either
> a gathering of free software hackers for fun and cooperation or as a
> platform for those of us vending our software projects. I wonder how
> much thinking and conscious decision making you have made on this issue.
> Will there be any limits on talks from the same organization, from the
> same vendor, or from members of the organizing and selection committees?
> In particular, how does this work in that sponsors at the
> $most_precious_metal sponsorship level are already guaranteed one slot?
> Also, are talk proposals once again going to be submitted to a
> popularity vote? In my analysis, that resulted in getting many talks
> from the well known projects and well known personalities rather than
> getting a wide distribution of talks favouring the, possibly whacky,
> smaller projects. All are interesting, of course, but lead to a
> different flavour for the gathering so I am wondering what you are
> hoping to produce.
> Thanks for the clarification,
>  ~adrian
> >
> >
> >
> > We also have a winner in our logo contest, which you can see at our
> > web site which is now up at http://2011.foss4g.org/. We had over 800
> > votes in total, thanks to everyone who voted! The logo design was an
> > interesting process. Creating a logo is always tricky because you have
> > as many different opinions as people involved in the process! We used
> > a site called crowdspring, as you will know if you voted – multiple
> > people compete to create your logo, which we found worked very well.
> > And then they also have a voting process you can use if you like,
> > which I found very helpful to choose a winner from the multiple good
> > entries.
> >
> >
> >
> > And as mentioned above, our web site is now up and running - it will
> > have a lot more content added to it over the coming weeks. But check
> > out the timetable leading up to the conference – some significant
> > items coming up are the call for workshops which will be out in mid
> > January, and the call for papers which will be out at the beginning of
> > February.
> >
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> >     Peter.
> >
> >
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